CAS Forum on Critical Issues

This series was inaugurated in 2002 by former CAS Director William Greenough in order to provide an opportunity to discuss events in late-breaking news.  Faculty from different disciplines are invited to give brief comments, and then the public is invited to participate in a prolonged question and answer session.  The first such forum, “Stem Cells,” followed hard on the heels of President Bush’s decision to limit federal funding of embryonic cell research to existing stem cell lines.  The second, in response to the events of 9/11, was titled “Globalization.”